Vincent Neil Emerson is an American singer-songwriter currently based in Fort Worth, TX.
It was by 2013 that Emerson had built up a sizable repertoire of country, blues, and folk standards. Quickly gaining a reputation as "one of the best new singer/songwriters to come out of DFW ", He currently plays the Dallas/Fort Worth circuit as a solo act.
Originally from Van Zandt county, TX., Emerson was later moved to D.F.W. by a single mother of three, who was in search of greater work opportunities. Partly raised in the small country towns of East TX., He was transplanted to Dallas, and has since been moving from town to town here in the metroplex surrounding Dallas and Fort Worth.
Emerson began his music career in north Texas, playing at house parties, open mics, and anywhere ears were open and willing to listen.Just last year, He has broken out in the close knit music scene of fort worth, tenaciously. Graduating from those dive-bar open mics and house shows, slowly building a fan-base, and gaining respect from local established acts, as a gigging musician.
His influence lies somewhere between Country-blues, and folk music. Not quite an " old timey " act, but yet a modern approach on traditional songs, and the music of the past.
His style of playing has been heavily influenced by songwriters such as Townes Van Zandt , Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Joe Pug, and John Prine.
In 2013 his first album "Flyin' High" was released via Independent label ( Pigasus Records) in the form of a free download available from several online music-sharing sources.